Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Business Trip = Fun and Relaxing

This was a work trip, for Bob anyway, but since there was so much travel involved before the actual meeting, we had some fun along the way. We left our house on a pretty cool morning, but the sun was shining and we were ready for a nice drive. We went to an area that I had never been to before. Bob had been there years ago with his grandparents camping. Was fun for him to relive those days and try to figure out exactly where he had been. We had no problem crossing the border into Canada and finding our hotel.

Kakabeka Falls they are called the Niagra of the North:
.We left Thunder Bay for the extremely nice drive to International Falls the next day. Even though all the leaves aren't out yet it was still very pretty. We saw a lot of deer and some beautiful scenery. Some of the lakes up there still had ice on them, there were patchy areas of snow as well. For lunch we stopped in a small town and asked a very nice lady at a gas station where she recommends we eat lunch. She suggested this restaurant in the local hotel there. She said to try the perogies. They were delicious!! They were made with mashed potatoes,cheese and bacon bits in them. I have had them with cubed potatoes, I liked this better. It was in the Atikokan Hotel. The restaurant was decorated with antiques. Very peaceful place to eat. This hotel was right next to the railroad track. This is where the railroad people would stay when they were building the railroad. Atikokan Hotel

Little Falls, Atikokan :

We had a nice time and Bob had a really good meeting that we hope turns into a lot of business! Now to head home for a great weekend with most of our kids to celebrate Mothers Day, b'days and see our grandson be dedicated on Sunday.


Debbie said...

Sounds like you had fun. Everything looked so pretty. Mixing relaxation with work sounds like a great idea.

Kim said...

What a great area! We will have to go check it out some time. Those falls looked awesome! Glad you guys had such a good time and that Dad's meeting went well. That resteraunt looked really cute. Oh, and I LOVE perogies!!!!!!!!! Especially with Farmers Sausage, another Canadian wonder!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

What a gorgeous place! Good plan going with Dad! So very Rachel Ray of you to ask a local what and where to eat! :) I want to go there!

Drifters said...

Look's like a good trip. A long time since we have been thur there. Is that the fall's they call the little Niagara? So nice you can go with Rob. Good picture's of you two...made us lonesome. We will let you know when we will be at Kim's and you can meet us there!!!